A Vernon food pantry is in desperate need of supplies, and four local Stop & Shop stores are holding emergency food drives to help.
The Hockanum Valley Community Council Food Pantry in Vernon serves about 2,100 homes in the area and “lately, the demand is greater than the supply,” according to HVCC CEO David Engelson. The pantry distributes some 7,000 food items every week.
Four Stop & Shop locations will hold food drives to benefit the pantry on Aug. 23 and 24.
Donation bins are available at the following stores:
- 10 Pitkin Road in Vernon
- 318 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester
- 1739 Ellington Road in South Windsor
- 50 Windsorville Road in Rockville
Each location will have a list of items in need, including non-perishable foods such as pasta and peanut butter.